Restoration House Project

by Restoration Project International
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Summary

Sadly only 2,173 beds available for trafficked victims across the country, Colorado + 8 States share 401 beds. No housing is reason FBI put victims in jail. After release jail, victims are exposed to pimps who continue the trafficking-thus the vicious cycle. Cycle left victims dissociative and helpless. Housing provides: safety/security; access to tools for self-sufficiency, restored dignity & hope for sustainable restoration to communal life
$92,350
total goal
$91,805
remaining
6
donors
1
monthly donor
8
months active

Challenge

1.5m youths runaway/yr, 75% are females; 200,000 on the street; 1 in 3 is lured into sex trade within 48hrs; victims were at least 30 days homeless prior. US dept. of State says less than 3,000 beds available, with only 401 divided between Colorado and other Western States. To keep rescued victims safe and secured, FBI says courts put them in jail-only for a few days. Released and back with traffickers vicious cycle starts. Housing will keep them safe, secured, healing process and restored.

Solution

Restoration Housing Project will provide accommodation to 6 females at a time for: protection from captors; access to tools for restoration of hope, dignity and self-sufficiency; prevention of vicious cycle; provide safety and security from shame and disgrace often received from community because of misconceptions and wrong perceptions about this issue; empowerment; economic freedom; sustainable restoration because victims are kept in the right environments for these tools.

Long-Term Impact

Given all the tools during stay in Restoration House, survivors are equipped for complete healing; are able to move past traumatic experiences to dream again; pursue curricula and or vocational education; gradually integrate into society for sustainable restoration; give back to community; and partner to protect at-risk/vulnerable girls. Housing is for 6 girls per 12-24 months intervals, and many communities are moved to engage in fight for justice as a result of survivors' success stories.

Resources

http:/​/​www.restorationpi.org
RPI Website
RPI Facebook Page
RPI Twitter Page

Organization Information

Restoration Project International

Location: Denver, CO - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.restorationpi.org
Project Leader:
Edith Okupa
Executive Director
Denver, CO United States
2016 Year End Campaign
Time left to give
$545 raised of $92,350 goal
 
5 donations
$91,805 to go
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